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Cultural Awareness in Working with Latino Families
Presented by Anarella Cellitti, PhD
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Course: #31336Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course will explore cultural differences that could interfere with working and communicating with Latino families. Participants will learn about potential barriers and helpful strategies to use when working with Latino families.

Home Visiting 101
Presented by Chris Watkins, MA, MBA
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Course: #31337Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course provides an introduction to home visits for teachers and other educational staff. Techniques for adult education, how the home impacts the school environment, and steps to set up home visits will be included.

Teaching Parent Strategies on Facilitating Language Development in Toddlers and Preschoolers
Presented by Megan Kapcar, BS, MA, CCC-SLP, Brynn Hanson, BS, BA, MS, CCC-SLP, Brian Fisher, BS, MS, CCC-SLP
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Course: #31276Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course will provide early childhood professionals information on how to train parents in language facilitation in toddlers and preschoolers within the family’s home environment. The following topics will be addressed: Play; CARE (Child-Adult Relationship Enhancement) play; Vocabulary development; syntax development; speech sound development; literacy; and behavior management. This course is applicable to early childhood professionals who work in both center-based and family child care settings.

Basic Spanish for Childcare Professionals
Presented by Sara Pullen, DPT, MPH
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Course: #31234Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will focus on basic Spanish vocabulary, phrases and simple conversations for childcare professionals working in Spanish-speaking settings. The course will provide a basis for communication between childcare professionals, children and caregivers.

Read with Me! Engaging Parents as Partners in Early Literacy Development
Presented by Shari Robertson, PhD, CCC-SLP
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Course: #31172Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Participants in this course will learn to use, and teach parents to use, six interactive reading strategies that have been proven to enhance reading, talking, social, and cognitive skills for young children across a variety of ability levels. Interactive demonstrations, booklists, parent handouts, and lesson ideas will be provided – everything you need to implement these practical, proven strategies in your professional setting.

Children, Families, and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
Presented by Dan Dubovsky, MSW
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Course: #31158Level: Intermediate2 Hours
This course examines the importance of recognizing fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in children who are struggling and why typical approaches to behaviors are not effective. Brain structures involved are discussed with their impact on behavior. This course then explores how and why approaches need to be modified for children who are affected, and the importance of all involved providing the same approach.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) - Working with Children and Families to Improve Outcomes
Presented by Dan Dubovsky, MSW
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Course: #30676Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course relies on a basic knowledge of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). It focuses on how and why approaches need to be modified for children who are affected and the importance of all involved providing the same approach.

Kids Haven't Changed but Parents Have: Tips and Strategies for Connecting with Millennial Parents
Presented by Karen Deerwester, MA, EdS
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Course: #30442Level: Introductory1 Hour
A new generation of Millennial Parents is changing best practices for communicating and connecting with families in Early Childhood programs. In this course, teachers and administrators will discover the strengths of this new generation and learn to reframe and adapt expectations and strategies for more effective, less frustrating parent engagement.

Positive Climates
Presented by Caitlin Frazier, MS
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Course: #30437Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Positive Climates explores the power of a positive classroom climate in the early childhood setting. This webinar will include strategies to use in order to foster respect, rapport, and emotional connection among students and teachers.

It's Not What You Say, It's How You Say It (Family-Centered Practice & Teaming)
Presented by Tara Warwick, MS, OTR/L
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Course: #30423Level: Intermediate1 Hour
The following course will walk participants through the process of family-centered practice. How to have difficult conversations with families and teams will also be addressed.